Top NBA SU Picks for the Weekend (March 11-12)

Posted by Michael Hunt on Friday,March 10, 2017 9:44, EDT in

If we are being honest, NBA betting will start to wane a bit after this weekend because March Madness will take most bettors’ attention. Frankly, though, NCAA games are much more unpredictable than NBA action. Here are three NBA games I recommend in online betting this weekend – all on the home team.

Top NBA SU Picks for the Weekend (March 11-12)

Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs, Saturday

This is the ABC Saturday night game and, I would argue, the most important game of the regular season thus far. A head-to- head tiebreaker could be vital at the end of the regular season if Golden State and San Antonio finish with the same record atop the Western Conference. The teams play three times this year. The Spurs won the first meeting on opening night, 129-100 in Oakland. Kevin Durant had 27 points and 10 rebounds in his Warriors debut. Kawhi Leonard had 35 points (15-for- 15 from the line), five rebounds, five steals and three assists for the Spurs. LaMarcus Aldridge added 26 points and 14 rebounds. If San Antonio wins Saturday, it would clinch the season series. If Golden State does, a potential season tiebreaker would be decided on March 29, also in San Antonio. When the Warriors were last in San Antonio last April 10, they won 92-86 to snap the Spurs’ NBA-record 39-game home winning streak to open a season. San Antonio would finish 40-1 at home. No team has ever gone 41-0. The Warriors won’t be underdogs often but will be here and also playing the second of a back-to- back after visiting Minnesota on Friday.

Denver Nuggets at Sacramento Kings, Saturday

The Kings have gone into the tank since trading DeMarcus Cousins. You should be betting against them every night – and double so when in the second of a back-to- back as is the case here. Sacramento hosted Washington on Friday. Sacramento had won five straight games in the series until the teams met up last in Denver on March 6. Despite the Kings having seven players score in double-figures, the Nuggets got a career-high 36 points from Wilson Chandler to pull away from the Kings for a 108-96 win. Chandler shot 13-of- 23 from the field and 5-of- 10 from three while also grabbing 12 rebounds. Darren Collison led the Kings with 17 points and five assists Tyreke Evans (12), Skal Labissiere (10) and Buddy Hield (14) combined for 36 points off of the bench. The only way I might pass on this game is if Denver star Nikola Jokic sits as he missed a few games early this week due to illness. Over the last 39 games, Jokic has posted 26 double-doubles (including 12 20/10 games and four triple-doubles) and is averaging 18.9 points, 10.6 rebounds and 5.3 assists on 60% shooting from the field, 40% from three and 82% from the charity stripe.

Cleveland Cavaliers at Houston Rockets, Sunday

ESPN game on Sunday night and a potential NBA Finals preview. Also a terrific individual matchup between four-time NBA MVP LeBron James and this year’s likely winner, Houston’s James Harden. The Cavs won the first meeting this year 128-120 at home. Houston led 39-34 with 10:02 left in the second quarter before a 16-2 run by Cleveland helped the Cavs take a four point lead into the break; Kyrie Irving had 15 of his team-high 32 points in the quarter. The Rockets trailed 70-61 with 10:30 left in the 3rd before going on a 10-0 run but fell back behind by one heading into the fourth. The game was tied at 92 with 8:33 remaining before a 13-3 run by Cleveland but the Cavs ahead for good; the Cavs shot 13-of- 15 in the quarter. LeBron had 19 points, 13 rebounds and ight assists. Harden had 41 points and 15 assists. The Rockets haven’t lost two straight to Cavaliers since 12/11/01-2/6/02. They won’t here.